C'mon, everyone, Mike Wallace is a great player. Just ask him.
"I’m a great player, I know that. It’s all that really matters," Wallace said, as reported by Adam H. Beasley of the Miami Herald after the Dolphins' 23-3 shellacking of the Jets. "Let’s call a spade a spade."
Let's be honest here...if Wallace says he's a great receiver, then he is. What's to argue?
The Dolphins (and former Steelers) wide receiver has put together flashes of mediocrity recently, and is threatening to climb out of the 40s in terms of statistical positions in the NFL. Wallace has 12 catches for 209 yards and two touchdowns in the Dolphins' last two games.
For the sake of comparison, Steelers WR Antonio Brown had nine catches for 196 yards and two touchdowns against Chicago in Week 3. Brown leads the NFL with 85 receptions, and is fifth in yards with 1,103.
Wallace doesn't even lead the Dolphins in yards - Brian Hartline has him 803 to 743.
Wallace's spade isn't the same spade as anyone else's, apparently. He'll get his chance to back up his talk, as he takes his underwhelming season into its final quarter pole. Miami will travel to Pittsburgh to take on the 5-7 Steelers in Week 14.
Pittsburgh will face a Dolphins team that just thrashed the Jets in every statistic measured. It's the second week in a row the Steelers will face a team that just destroyed the Jets - Baltimore beat the Jets then defeated the Steelers in Week 13.
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